Saturday, March 31, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
I hardly remember the day I came here...Its seems so many years back.. but it hardly has been an year even.. The day when i was taken away from my family.. I didn't even realize that i was to be severed from them forever..May be i miss them so much now because i don't get to meet anyone like me here.. i cant say i don't have friends though..
i love playing with the kids and the new family, (my family now) is very caring and good..i know they all love me a lot and i am being well taken care of.. But at times when everybody else around me gets busy i long for company.. Its pretty frustrating to be inside the house all the time.. N even the times when i go out to the patio or by the pool, i get jealous when i see birds in a flock merrily enjoying their freedom beyond all boundaries.. I love going out.. long drives are really refreshing.. But that happens once in a blue moon.. :(
I guess my autobiography is looking very morose.. So let me tell you about the happier things i do..i love the days when i get to eat rice with yogurt cos tats my favourite.. I love it when the boys pay their full attention to me and are not called away by their mom.. I love to play the ball with them..I love the days when there are pool side parties when i get to roam freely upstairs without getting scared of being alone...Some days even the kids r left with me.. That's when parties are best..N i get to eat chicken.. Ah wat juicy bones!! The very thought makes me smile:) And i must say, that these days do come frequently.. So i guess i lead a happy life.. :)
Before i sign off i have a small confession..Its about the mad crush i have these days.. I just cant help drooling when i think of him..N this is the picture of his i have by my bedside.. Oh.. How i'd love to be on TV like him :-) Ok time to take a nap now..
I'll leave you all with a autographed picture of mine. Click on my name to view it ;-)
Love you all,
Daisy lu (Oh how i love my name...)
PS: I love my friend called diya who introduced me to u all..
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
On the very first week in US, my hubby took me to the library nearby..The Cy-Fair college library.. It may not be the best one i have seen but believe me.. the place is huge.. N simply awesome!!! Its open to the public n bein a college library feels so young and alive and active!!!
Its open to the public of Harris county(The county where we live) and each person can take up to 50 items(books, Cd's, movies..)I don't know abt the readers here in US but i was really very very impressed..
Moreover, there are hundreds of flat screen computers n laptops all fully connected to the Internet and again open to the public!!! N the number of books is also remarkable.. You name it and they have it.. each arranged in shelves under various headings n sorted by the name of the author.
There are also many short courses for people of all age groups under the continuing education program.. From my first visit to the place i have dreamt of joining this college n bein a part of it.. but the possibility of that looks very bleak.. the reason for that will be revealed to u in the next few weeks..
However we come here on most afternoons to read, browse or simple sit and people watch.. :) it feels gud.. N now here i am sitting on one of those very computers and bringing this post to u :-)
Thinking about this library here i get this thought about realising its worth.. May be because i am new to this country all this looks really fascinating to me n means a gr8 deal.. But may be for the kids here, its like a basic thing..
I remember the times when we got poor grades at school or were whiling away our study time, my father used to say that we don't understand the value of the facilities being showered on us..How hard were the times when he n his siblings had to study under candle lights and kerosene lamps..The definition of basic necessities has changed soo much in one generation..Like for kids today, the computer and Internet are no big deal.. they may not understand the power or knowledge underlying it..I am a huge fan of the Internet especially Google, for the toughest queries find some clues on Google(n for ppl like me the entire right answers) Don't know if any of u ever ponder on these lines as me.. Do let me know.. And i keep my fingers crossed when i think of the basic necessities for next generation :-)
Friday, March 16, 2007
Recently i hapenned to visit a butterfly museum along with few friends n a bunch of kids.. As its spring break here, the museum was packed with kids..
After the initial struggle for parking , tickets n all we went in.. The National Historic Museum consisted of a museum for chemistry, the skeletons of dinosaurs,elephants etc., a moving section about the Roman Civilization, a gems n minerals display and the Butterfly Museum..
What attracted me most can be guessed from the name of this post namely, the butterflies..
First we were walked through the different stages of the life of a butterfly.. that is the egg, the caterpillar(or larva),the pupa and finally the adult butterfly.
The picture above shows the final 2 stages ie the pupa(green in color) and on the top layer an adult butterfly sprouting out..it was a mesmerising view to c the butterfly freeing itself from the pupa stage n taking the form of a butterfly.. We were really lucky that we cud c a butterfly metamorphosis live.. However we couldn't capture a video for u from the beginning being awestruck.. n i got this after we realised n started the video shoot.
video bein processed.. pl wait.
Next we entered the butterfly world. A dome shaped Eco-system full of plans and greens n butterflies..
This particular butterfly attracted us a lot.. In flashes we cud c the bright blue wings dashing by.. But whenever we tried to capture it, it was nowhere in sight.. After a while of observation we realised it was this same butterfly (pic on left) that looked brown n not so attractive from outside which looked so attractive n colorful on the inside(pic on right)
How very true of the lines "Looks are deceptive!!" Isn't it??
Monday, March 12, 2007
In my previous post i have introduced to u one of my favourite hang outs places the Hobby-Lobby. On one of our strolls, my mother-in-law wanted to check out the "wool" section..
Other than the knitting i did (after much swearing), during my S.U.P.W periods in school, i never even used to think abt it..(Some Useful Periods Wasted is wat we called them..N i don't remember the correct expansion for the Acronym ;-))
However, this is wat elders say..life changes.. N here i was staring at different colors n shapes n prices of yarn!!!I must say the collection was humongous!!! N to add to it there was an after winter clearance sale.. N so many ladies were flocking around.. N among them was one lady who looked very kind and sweet n gave us a polite smile.. I was simply lingering around feeling the soft mass of fabric n admiring the color combinations n glancing at the design patterns in display.. After we had made our selection of colors n texture n all, we moved on to buy crotchet needles..they were also displayed in various size n colors n each labelled with codes n numbers..(All Greek n Latin to me!! now Spanish too ;-)) Now came the million dollar question.. which size to buy?? that's when we thought of approaching our gentle old lady who was still roaming around..
She was more than willing to help us.. Not only did she tell us the basics of crotchet, she also lead us to a shelf full of delicious looking (pl don't mind my adjectives.. sumthings happened to me today) yarns on sale for a mere 99 cents!! Now these looked really tempting and that's when a teeny weeny wish sprouted in my mind.. Y not learn to knit?? The cause for this noble thought to arise is that the kinda yarn on sale was just perfect for the kinda scarf that i had been wishing for ;-)
Not only that our sweet old lady showed us her cart full of knitting yarns n the half finished scarf she was working on.. n it looked really pretty...A girl as i am, the need for a pretty scarf just made me plunge out from all my laziness n now i have learnt single n double crotchet.. N next winter if i am still around, (or rather u r still visiting my page)u can hear abt the new white scarf that I've knitted :-)
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Last night's dinner at Captain Tom's Seafood n Oyster was a feel gud one.. with the look n feel of a snub nosed shrimp boat both from outside n inside, the place is packed n in demand!! Sadly we cudn't grab seats by the bow which faces the road..
There is a horseshoe shaped center area used for taking orders n is stacked with all the raw stuff n beer bottles..The service is very prompt n the food pretty cheap too. A dozen oysters run to about four dollars..
You can spice up ur oysters with cocktail sauce,horse radish or lemon juice..with a horde of sauces, each one turning ur face to bum red n numb, choosing the right combination needs talent or the easiest way is just follow wat ur neighbour is doing!!
After the most sought after oysters, there r the shrimps, both fried n stuffed and also catfish..But the dish i liked most is gumbo a typical Louisiana (Cajun) food..consisting of shrimp n okra (lady's finger) it was one of the most delicious soups i have ever had..
Also after finishing a meal u head straight to the cashier n pay for watever u think u had.. so much still, for faith from one human to another :)
I am sorry i didn't take a picture of this wonderful restaurant but my husband bein a gourmet has really liked the place a lot.. so have i.. so we do hope to go back there, when i will surely click a few pics for u :)